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  • Cage Aggression

    15,435 Views - 6 Comments Meredith Rose, CVT, VTS(ECC), demonstrates how to appropriately manage a dog that has severe cage aggression.

    2 min 36 sec

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  • Compassion Fatigue

    11,400 Views - 8 Comments Did you know that caring too much can hurt? When veterinary staff members are exposed to others pain, they can succumb to symptoms associated with the secondary traumatic stress disorder now labeled...
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  • Fractious Cat Restraint

    29,462 Views - 30 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), and Technician Assistant, Sarah Crisp, wrangle Max, a very grumpy cat who is in the ER for an exam and diagnostics. Megan gives some tips on handling aggressive and fractio...

    4 min 14 sec

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  • Use of a 3-Way Stopcock

    9,342 Views - 0 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), uses water and food coloring to demonstrate how to properly use a 3-way stopcock.

    1 min 35 sec

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  • Open and Hand Off a Sterile Pack

    10,562 Views - 8 Comments Surgery assistant, Sarah Crisp, explains step-by-step how to open and hand off a sterile pack.

    1 min 46 sec

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  • Wrapping Sterile Packs

    15,519 Views - 11 Comments Surgery Assistant at DoveLewis, Sarah Crisp, explains step-by-step how to wrap a surgical pack for steam sterilization.

    6 min

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  • Decreasing IV Catheter Problems

    44,530 Views - 19 Comments Placing peripheral catheters is something technicians do everyday. With this article I hope I can give you some new techniques on placing them aseptically which will help them run trouble free. These are...
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  • Blood Draw Lateral Saphenous

    22,174 Views - 8 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), walks you through obtaining a blood sample from the lateral saphenous vein in a dog. The lateral saphenous vein in dogs is an ideal spot for quick blood draws....

    2 min 5 sec

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  • Scrubbing In

    11,714 Views - 4 Comments Lee Herold, DVM, DACVECC, walks through proper technique for a surgical scrub, gowning and sterile closed gloving technique. This is a great review for staff members who infrequently scrub in for surgical...

    15 min 52 sec

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  • Suture Basics

    9,486 Views - 4 Comments In this brief video Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), explains how to decipher suture size and material.

    2 min 1 sec

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  • Directional Terms

    10,072 Views - 9 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS(ECC), summarizes the most common directional terms used in medical terminology.

    1 min 50 sec

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  • Thoracic Radiographs

    11,216 Views - 4 Comments Proper positioning is key to obtaining diagnostic radiographs. In this video, Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), reviews proper thoracic radiograph positioning and safety.

    5 min 30 sec

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  • Blood Glucose via Ear Stick

    7,563 Views - 8 Comments Lee Herold, DVM, DACVECC, reviews blood glucose sampling using the ear stick method. This is beneficial for glucose curves in the hospital and for teaching owners to monitor their pet’s glucose levels at...

    3 min

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  • PCV/TS Reading

    13,010 Views - 14 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), discusses measuring a packed cell volume and total solids is fast, inexpensive, and provides a great deal of information. Every staff member should be comfortable performin...

    3 min

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  • Lateral Saphenous Injection: Canine

    7,811 Views - 2 Comments In this video Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), shows you how to utilize the lateral saphenous vein in a dog to give an injection, in order to preserve cephalic veins for IV catheters.

    1 min 4 sec

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  • MRSA/MRSI – Should You Be Alarmed?

    13,701 Views - 4 Comments I knew it was only a matter of time before the worry and fear of drug resistant infections jumped from the world of human medicine to our utopia of veterinary medicine. Veterinary Medicine: where we don’t...
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